Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

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Features 24/05/2019

Rotich ban renews questions over British doping in Kenya

A ten year ban issued to Major Michael Rotich, Head Coach of the Kenyan athletics team for the Rio 2016 Olympics, has renewed questions as to whether British athletes and Doping Control Officers (DCOs) were involved with organised doping in Kenya. As detailed in the decision below, Rotich was...

News 23/05/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 23 May 2019

• Rachel See has been named as the winner of the December 2018 Singapore Marathon, after first place finisher Baoying Lim was sanctioned with a three year, nine month ban after reporting an an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for modafinil. The full decision (PDF below) from the Athletics Integrity...

Features 22/05/2019

‘Bullying’ report provides more questions than answers

Last week, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) concluded a Report into allegations that its Executive and Foundation Board members harassed and intimidated Beckie Scott and Ed Moses, Chairs of its Athlete and Education Committee. Whilst the Report found that no bullying or harassment took place, it illustrates how WADA...

News 16/05/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 16 May 2019

• Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense announced that an internal investigation has confirmed that adverse analytical findings (AAFs) reported by two of its players were caused by their consumption of supplements containing higenamine, given to them by a club official. It is understood that Thiago Heleno returned an AAF on...

News 16/05/2019

MPTS yet to agree new date for Dr. Freeman hearing

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has yet to agree a new hearing date with Dr. Richard Freeman, after a previous misconduct hearing was adjourned. The MPTS began its hearing into allegations of malpractice by the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor on 6 February, however Dr. Freeman...

News 15/05/2019

Raw Powerlifting Federation will not recognise transgender athlete’s records

The 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation (RPF) has said that it will not recognise four female world records set by Mary Gregory, a transgender athlete, as they consider her to be physiologically male. However, it is understood that Gregory’s results in the USA Masters Nationals will be allowed to stand,...

News 15/05/2019

World Medical Association locks horns with IAAF over DSD Regulations

The World Medical Association (WMA) today reiterated its advice that physicians should not implement the Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development) promulgated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for a third time. However, the IAAF insists that the Regulations will be...

14/05/2019

The investigation into Beckie Scott & Ed Moses’s allegations of ‘bullying’

At its Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings in Montreal on 15 and 16 May, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is expected to present the outcome of its investigation into allegations of ‘bullying’ made by Beckie Scott, Chair of its Athlete Committee and Ed Moses, Chair of its Education...

13/05/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 13 May 2019

• The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) announced it has received a letter from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) refusing to grant Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) status to five Nordic Walkers. The five are: Claudia Afanasyeva (Клавдия Афанасьева), Margarita Nikiforov (Маргарита Никифорова), Vitaliy Anchin (Виталий Анчин),  Alexander Garin...

13/05/2019

Probe into Swiss Attorney General’s handling of FIFA investigations

The supervisory body of the Swiss Attorney General (AB-BA) has opened an investigation into how Michael Lauber handled investigations into allegations of corruption at FIFA. The AB-BA will examine whether ‘possible breaches of the Attorney General’s duties within the complex FIFA process should be resolved through disciplinary action’,...

10/05/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 10 May 2019

• Nigerian hudler Glory Onome Nathaniel has been sanctioned with a four year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving stanozolol. The full decision in her case, issued by Sports Resolutions (PDF below), reveals that a Fact Finding Committee of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) considered whether...

Features 10/05/2019

Athlete forged documents in attempt prove trenbolone meat contamination

The Disciplinary Tribunal of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has dismissed María Guadalupe (Lupita) González Romero’s claim that her adverse analytical finding (AAF) for a metabolite of trenbolone was caused by contaminated meat, concluding that the Mexican racewalker forged documents in an attempt to prove her case....

Features 10/05/2019

Gianni Infantino could face criminal charges in Switzerland

The Swiss public prosecutor’s office (Bundesanwaltschaft) is to hold a media conference at 3:30pm (CET) today, where it is expected to announce if it will pursue criminal charges against FIFA President Gianni Infantino. In November last year, the Swiss canton of Haut-Valais appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether...

09/05/2019

Bulgaria relegates FC Vereya on receipt of UEFA match-fixing information

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has decided to relegate FC Vereya from the country’s First to its Second Division, after receiving information from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) that it has been involved in match-fixing. ‘The BFU received information from UEFA’s integrity office about the illegal financing...

08/05/2019

Sports Integrity Briefs – 8 May 2019

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appointed Amanda Hudson of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) as Director of Education. Hudson is a member of the WADA Education Committee chaired by Ed Moses, who alleged that the WADA Foundation Board told him to “shut up” at a meeting. WADA denied the...

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